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blood platelet

noun
1.
any of numerous, minute, protoplasmic bodies in mammalian blood that aid in coagulation.
Origin of blood platelet
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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blood platelet in Medicine

blood platelet n.
See platelet.

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